One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Got your head up in the clouds trying to figure out what you're going to make for your next Arduino project? 

    As part of Freeside's new regular programming series on Arduino-powered projects, this class is focused on creating LED-powered animated clouds with an Arduino nano and Neopixel strips. If you've ever been to Freeside, then you've seen our wall collection of fluffy colored clouds and now this is your chance to make one and keep it. Some Arduino programming + IDE experience is encouraged, but not required to take this class - beginners are welcome! This class will cover the basics of electronics and Arduino programming, so you can create your own custom cloud and light show - and of course, you get to keep your cloud! 

    Class covers:
    + How to install Arduino software and libraries
    + Soldering basics
    + How to build  the cloud structure
    + Basics of LED strips
    + How to customize the code used for the LEDs

    This class costs $50 per attendee, and all the material costs for the cloud are included in this price. Questions? Send an email to AC@freesideatlanta.org for more information.


    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM

    7

    Price: 50.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/245312409/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that introduces the MIG welding process for hobbyists and home users. MIG (Metal- Inert Gas) is an arc welding process that uses wire fed from a spool to carry the arc and deposit filler metal, while shielded by an inert gas mixture of Argon and CO2. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety, material prep, and tool use for welding on mild carbon steel.

    In this class, you will learn how to prepare and set up a workpiece, set up and safely run the welder, and successfully join pieces of metal together. You will practice running several beads, and then weld small plates together to practice and demonstrate basic joints used in welding. Anything you weld on is yours to take home at the end of the class.
    Meetup Details:
    + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    + $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Dominic Ryder is the instructor

    What to Wear (required):
    + Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great)
    + Long work pants
    + Leather or closed toed work shoes
    + Hair pulled back
    + No jewelry

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 16 at 11:30 AM

    4

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/245647104/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that focuses on the fundamentals of MIG welding through basic safety training, hands-on use, and practice with a MIG welding machine.

    This class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety and tool prep needed to get started performing MIG welding on carbon steel.

    In this class, you will learn how to safely set up a welding work piece, run a bead, weld small steel plates together at different 90 degree angles, and set the machine for different work types (i.e. thicknesses of steel). The participants will weld several practice joints and a final test piece out of carbon steel strips that they get to to take home to demonstrate the fundamental joints of welding.

    Meetup Details:
    + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    + $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Joshua Terrell is the instructor

    What to Wear (required):
    + Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great)
    + Long work pants
    + Leather or closed toed work shoes
    + Hair pulled back
    + No jewelry

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 PM

    3

    Price: 120.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/244099946/